Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy

What to Expect When Starting Hormone Replacement Therapy

Starting hormone replacement therapy can be intimidating. But with a touch of insight and a bit of guidance, you can rest easy, knowing that the journey you’re about to begin is safe, effective, and frequented by people of all ages.

Here at Port Orchard Natural Medicine, our team of caring staff and hormone replacement specialists are ready to help you get healthy and balance your hormones. We are committed to informing our patients about the BHRT process so that they know what to expect when starting hormone replacement therapy.

What to Expect When Starting Hormone Replacement Therapy

Here are some things you can expect from hormone replacement therapy. If you have any concerns or exhibit symptoms that aren’t typical of BHRT, make sure that you contact a hormone replacement specialist with your concerns.

First, let’s get the uncomfortable stuff out of the way. Here are some possible side effects that you might experience when first beginning when starting hormone replacement therapy are the following:

  • Headaches
  • Cramping 
  • Breast tenderness or enlargement
  • Acne
  • Bloating
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Bodily swelling

Don’t worry. The chances that you’ll experience any side effects at all are slim. Most likely, your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy will be free of discomfort. 

Getting Familiar With Hormone Replacement Therapy

At Port Orchard Natural Medicine, we exclusively use bioidentical hormones. These high-quality, natural hormones are made from plant estrogens and designed to be exact replicas of the hormones your body produces.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Options

Our bioidentical hormone replacement treatments may be administered to patients in a number of ways. Depending on your hormonal profile and deficiencies, one or another of these methods will be ideal for you. 

Before you begin your hormone replacement therapy, you will have a consultation with a BHRT specialist to ensure that you know what to expect from the hormone replacement therapy. After your hormones levels are measured, we will create a personalized treatment plan created to help you get your hormones balanced once again. 

Popular methods for hormone replacement therapy include:

  • Creams
  • Injections 
  • Suppositories
  • Capsules or pills (taken orally)
  • Lozenges (taken under the tongue)

Who Needs Hormone Replacement Therapy?

As you age, your hormone production gradually decreases. This is a normal aspect of getting older though it does raise inconvenient problems when it comes to keeping hormones balanced. 

If you have been experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be in need of hormone replacement therapy.

  • Heat flashed
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Mood swings including anxiety, depression, and low mood
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches or migraines 
  • Concentration and memory issues

If you are concerned that you may have a hormone imbalance, contact Port Orchard Natural Medicine today. We’d be happy to analyze your hormones and treat any possible imbalances we discover so that you can once again enjoy a healthy body.

Contact our hormone replacement clinic with any therapy questions you might have. We’re passionate about keeping our patients informed with accurate information. So if you would like to know what you can expect from hormone replacement therapy, give us a call.

Schedule a Consultation With a Hormone Replacement Therapist Today

Here at Port Orchard Natural Medicine, we are passionate about healthy living and leading a balanced life. We want to see our patients informed about what to expect when starting hormone replacement therapy so that they can successfully balance their hormones. 

Balanced hormones lead to a healthier and more stable life. You don’t need to live with the negative effects of imbalanced hormones any longer. Contact Port Orchard Natural Medicine today to schedule your first hormone replacement consultation.